Lillian Gish, Cecil Beaton
Cecil Beaton
Lillian Gish
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Cecil Beaton

Lillian Gish, 1929


Darstellung
19.3 x 19.5 cm
Physical Description
Silver Gelatin Print
Inventory Number
St.F.59
Acquisition
Acquired in 2011 with support from the Kulturstiftung der Länder and the Hessischer Kulturstiftung, property of the Städelscher Museums-Verein e.V.
Status
Not on display

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About the Work

One, two, three... how many women? Beaton thought up a clever pose for Lillian Gish, the American star of silent movies. The mirrors multiply her, while the background remains out of focus. Gish appears to be strong and confident, yet vulnerable. Her lipstick is quiet, her hair cropped: a typical woman of the 1920s. Beaton, one of the most successful photographers of this period, had a preference for decorations and elaborate arrangements.

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Last update

07.06.2024